Simont Braun's expertise in IP covers patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, know-how & trade secrets, geographical indications and plant varieties, as well as related fields such as food law, distributorship issues, competition rules, marketing rules and consumer protection (including personal data protection).
When disputes arise, we target flexible and viable solutions, whether via negotiation, mediation, arbitration or in court. Our partners offer their extensive and in-depth experience before all Belgian courts, the Benelux Court of Justice, the EU General Court and the EU Court of Justice. The team also assists the two partners authorised to appear before the Belgian Supreme Court in IP matters. We regularly handle cross-border and multinational litigation.
Simont Braun’s IP team also assists clients in due diligence assignments and in the structuring, negotiation and completion of complex projects involving IP rights.
We advise clients in various sectors, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electromechanical engineering, telecoms, music, media, software, databases, luxury goods, food, retail, advertising and direct marketing.
Our IP practice has a strong international focus thanks to the language skills of our lawyers and the team’s active involvement in multiple international organisations and their scientific/academic work in the field of IP.